Hip Surgery

The hip is the joint that joins the pelvis to the thigh bone: the femur. The femur has a neck and a rounded head, which fits perfectly into the hollow of the hip bone: the acetabulum. This joint allows walking but it also supports the weight of the body. The head of the femur and the acetabulum are covered with cartilage. This is what allows the head of the femur to slide into the acetabulum without causing friction. The synovial membrane surrounds the joint and produces an oily liquid responsible for reducing friction and therefore wear and tear on the cartilage.

The hip ensures the mobility of the leg and the stability of the pelvis on the lower limbs. When there is a deterioration of the joint, most often because of osteoarthritis, the problems appear: pain, reduced mobility of the hip, difficulty in walking … If the attack is too disabling, it is possible to intervene surgically.

The intervention consisting in placing a total hip prosthesis is now well mastered. The placement of a total hip replacement via the anterior approach is a minimally invasive technique. By operating in this way, the muscles are preserved. The result is faster recovery. But this minimally invasive technique is still little practiced.

The main benefit of this technique is better recovery. Patients can get up the next day and get their muscles working. Rehabilitation is then optional..